Book of the Month
It’s hard to ignore the pull of Jane Steele, Lyndsay Faye’s vivaciously dark riff on a theme from Jane Eyre. Reader, I loved it!
But there was a lot of other great reading this month as well, not to mention two fun blogging events, one online and one in person. Read on to discover more of my adventures…
- From my new favorite author Frances Hardinge, The Lie Tree was a delicious treat.
- For an author event at First Impressions Reviews, I talked about my first Georgette Heyer, False Colours.
- I took a brief look at Four 2016 releases I liked but didn’t love.
- For my Reading New England focus this month, I was delighted to discover a real hidden gem: the 2015 novel Hidden View from Vermont author Brett Ann Stanciu.
Other Books Read
- The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman – Reading New England
- Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter – Reading New England
- Ah, Wilderness! by Eugene O’Neill – Reading New England
- Idyll Banter by Chris Bohjalian – Reading New England
- A Man of Genius by Janet Todd – Review to come
- The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson – Review to come
- Lost in A Good Book by Jasper Fforde
- Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
- Soup by Robert Newton Peck – Reading New England
- Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher – Reading New England
- The Children by Ann Leary – Review to come
- The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
- Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson – Reading New England
Other Features and Events
- My discussion question for the month was How do you deal with comments?
- I participated in Armchair BEA for the third time with daily topic posts; my personal favorite was Beyond the Books, in which I posted about some of the theatre productions I’ve enjoyed over the years.
- I interviewed Dede Cummings of Green Writers Press, an exciting new Vermont publishing company with an environmental mission.
- The long-anticipated New England Book Blogger Meetup took place, and was a lovely event. Let’s do it again sometime!